The Cambridge Companion to Ovid

In this Cambridge Companion, chapters by leading authorities from Europe and North America discuss the backgrounds and contexts for Ovid, the individual works, and his influence on later literature and art.

Author: Philip Hardie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521775280

Category: History

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Ovid was one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity, and arguably the single most influential ancient poet for post-classical literature and culture. In this Cambridge Companion, chapters by leading authorities from Europe and North America discuss the backgrounds and contexts for Ovid, the individual works, and his influence on later literature and art. Coverage of essential information is combined with exciting new critical approaches. This Companion is designed both as an accessible handbook for the general reader who wishes to learn about Ovid, and as a series of stimulating essays for students of Latin poetry and of the classical tradition.
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The Cambridge Companion to Spenser

A chronology and further reading lists make this volume indispensable for any student of Spenser.

Author: Professor of English Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521645700

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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The Cambridge Companion to Spenser provides an introduction to Spenser that is at once accessible and rigorous. Fourteen specially-commissioned essays by leading scholars bring together the best recent writing on the work of the most important non-dramatic Renaissance poet. The contributions provide all the essential information required to appreciate and understand Spenser's rewarding and challenging work. The Companion guides the reader through Spenser's poetry and prose, and provides extensive commentary on his life, the historical and religious context in which he wrote, his wide reading in Classical, European and English poetry, his sexual politics and use of language. Emphasis is placed on Spenser's relationship to his native England, and to Ireland - where he lived for most of his adult life - as well as the myriad of intellectual contexts which inform his writing. A chronology and further reading lists make this volume indispensable for any student of Spenser.
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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe

The volume also considers his literary and patronage relationships and his representations of sexuality and gender and of geography and identity; his presence in modern film and theatre; and finally his influence on subsequent writers.

Author: Patrick Cheney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521527341

Category: Drama

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The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe provides a full introduction to one of the great pioneers of both the Elizabethan stage and modern English poetry. It recalls that Marlowe was an inventor of the English history play (Edward II) and of Ovidian narrative verse (Hero and Leander), as well as being author of such masterpieces of tragedy and lyric as Doctor Faustus and 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love'. Sixteen leading scholars provide accessible and authoritative chapters on Marlowe's life, texts, style, politics, religion, and classicism. The volume also considers his literary and patronage relationships and his representations of sexuality and gender and of geography and identity; his presence in modern film and theatre; and finally his influence on subsequent writers. The Companion includes a chronology of Marlowe's life, a note on reference works, and a reading list for each chapter.
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A Companion to Ovid

These essays tackle such basic issues as backgrounds and contexts, genre and style, ancient and modern reception, while also offering provocative new interpretations of the poet's major works, from the Amores and Ars amatoria to the ...

Author: Peter E. Knox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118451342

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

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More than 30 new essays from an international cast of specialists reflect the most recent developments in Ovidian scholarship. Written in an accessible and lively style, the essays represent a wide range of critical methodologies and approaches to Ovid's literary oeuvre. These essays tackle such basic issues as backgrounds and contexts, genre and style, ancient and modern reception while also offering provocative new interpretations of the poet's major works from the Amores and Ars Amatoria to the Metamorphoses and beyond.
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The Cambridge Companion to Latin Love Elegy

This volume brings together leading scholars from Australia, Europe and North America to present and explore the Greek and Roman backdrop for Latin love elegy, the individual Latin love elegists (both the canonical and the non-canonical), ...

Author: Thea S. Thorsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107511743

Category: Literary Collections

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Latin love elegy is one of the most important poetic genres in the Augustan era, also known as the golden age of Roman literature. This volume brings together leading scholars from Australia, Europe and North America to present and explore the Greek and Roman backdrop for Latin love elegy, the individual Latin love elegists (both the canonical and the non-canonical), their poems and influence on writers in later times. The book is designed as an accessible introduction for the general reader interested in Latin love elegy and the history of love and lament in Western literature, as well as a collection of critically stimulating essays for students and scholars of Latin poetry and of the classical tradition.
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Ovid s Poetics of Illusion

A comprehensive treatment of the ways in which Ovid exploits illusion in his poetry.

Author: Philip Hardie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521800870

Category: History

Page: 365

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A comprehensive treatment of the ways in which Ovid exploits illusion in his poetry.
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The Cambridge Companion to Allegory

Traces the development of allegory in the European and American tradition from antiquity to the modern era.

Author: Rita Copeland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521862295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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Traces the development of allegory in the European and American tradition from antiquity to the modern era. The essays explore allegory as a literary practice in poetry and fiction, as a technique of interpreting sacred and philosophical texts, and as an important element of modern literary theory.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Historians

In this book, topics central to the entire tradition, such as conceptions of time, characterization, and depictions of politics and the gods, are treated synoptically, while other essays highlight the works of less familiar historians, such ...

Author: Andrew Feldherr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827690

Category: History

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No field of Latin literature has been more transformed over the last couple of decades than that of the Roman historians. Narratology, a new receptiveness to intertextuality, and a re-thinking of the relationship between literature and its political contexts have ensured that the works of historians such as Livy, Sallust, and Tacitus will be read as texts with the same interest and sophistication as they are used as sources. In this book, topics central to the entire tradition, such as conceptions of time, characterization, and depictions of politics and the gods, are treated synoptically, while other essays highlight the works of less familiar historians, such as Curtius Rufus and Ammianus Marcellinus. A final section focuses on the rich reception history of Roman historiography, from the ancient Greek historians of Rome to the twentieth century. An appendix offers a chronological list of the ancient historians of Rome.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Epic

Unique in its coverage of the vast scope of that tradition, this book is an essential companion for students of literature of all kinds and in all ages.

Author: Catherine Bates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139828277

Category: Literary Criticism

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Every great civilisation from the Bronze Age to the present day has produced epic poems. Epic poetry has always had a profound influence on other literary genres, including its own parody in the form of mock-epic. This Companion surveys over four thousand years of epic poetry from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh to Derek Walcott's postcolonial Omeros. The list of epic poets analysed here includes some of the greatest writers in literary history in Europe and beyond: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Camões, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats and Pound, among others. Each essay, by an expert in the field, pays close attention to the way these writers have intimately influenced one another to form a distinctive and cross-cultural literary tradition. Unique in its coverage of the vast scope of that tradition, this book is an essential companion for students of literature of all kinds and in all ages.
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The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes

Explores the life, work and literary significance of the late Poet Laureate.

Author: Terry Gifford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521197526

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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Explores the life, work and literary significance of the late Poet Laureate.
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare s Poetry

10 Jeremy Dimmick, 'Ovid in the Middle Ages: Authority and Poetry', in Philip Hardie (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ovid (Cambridge University Press, ...

Author: Patrick Cheney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827461

Category: Literary Criticism

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This Companion provides a full introduction to the poetry of William Shakespeare through discussion of his freestanding narrative poems, the Sonnets, and his plays. Fourteen leading international scholars provide accessible and authoritative chapters on all relevant topics: from Shakespeare's seminal role in the development of English poetry, the wide-ranging practice of his poetic form, and his enigmatic place in print and manuscript culture, to his immersion in English Renaissance politics, religion, classicism, and gender dynamics. With individual chapters on Venus and Adonis, The Rape of Lucrece, The Passionate Pilgrim, 'The Phoenix and the Turtle', the Sonnets, and A Lover's Complaint, the Companion also includes chapters on the presence of poetry in the dramatic works, on the relation between poetry and performance, and on the reception and influence of the poems. The volume includes a chronology of Shakespeare's life, a note on reference works, and a reading list for each chapter.
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The Cambridge Companion to Seneca

This Companion examines the complete works of Seneca in context and establishes the importance of his legacy in Western thought.

Author: Shadi Bartsch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107035058

Category: Drama

Page: 378

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This Companion examines the complete works of Seneca in context and establishes the importance of his legacy in Western thought.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

... Landscape in Ovid's Metamorphoses ( Wiesbaden 1969 ) ; S. Hinds in P. Hardie , ed . , The Cambridge Companion to Ovid ( Cambridge 2002 ) 122–49 .

Author: Karl Galinsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521807964

Category: Art

Page: 407

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Captures the dynamics and richness of this era by examining important aspects of the period.
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The Cambridge Companion to Paradise Lost

Short, accessible essays from fifteen recognized Milton specialists touching on the most important topics and themes in Paradise Lost.

Author: Louis Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107029460

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Short, accessible essays from fifteen recognized Milton specialists touching on the most important topics and themes in Paradise Lost.
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The Cambridge Companion to John Donne

The Cambridge Companion to Virgil edited by Charles Martindale The Cambridge Companion to Ovid edited by Philip Hardie The Cambridge Companion to Dante ...

Author: Achsah Guibbory

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107494862

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge Companion to John Donne introduces students (undergraduate and graduate) to the range, brilliance, and complexity of John Donne. Sixteen essays, written by an international array of leading scholars and critics, cover Donne's poetry (erotic, satirical, devotional) and his prose (including his Sermons and occasional letters). Providing readings of his texts and also fully situating them in the historical and cultural context of early modern England, these essays offer the most up-to-date scholarship and introduce students to the current thinking and debates about Donne, while providing tools for students to read Donne with greater understanding and enjoyment. Special features include a chronology; a short biography; essays on political and religious contexts; an essay on the experience of reading his lyrics; a meditation on Donne by the contemporary novelist A. S. Byatt; and an extensive bibliography of editions and criticism.
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The Cambridge Companion to Virgil

Presents stimulating chapters on Virgil and his reception, offering an authoritative overview of the current state of Virgilian studies.

Author: Charles Martindale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107170186

Category: History

Page: 554

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Presents stimulating chapters on Virgil and his reception, offering an authoritative overview of the current state of Virgilian studies.
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The Cambridge Companion to Dante

A fully updated new edition of this useful and accessible coursebook on Dante's works, context and reception history.

Author: Rachel Jacoff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521844307

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

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A fully updated new edition of this useful and accessible coursebook on Dante's works, context and reception history.
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Rumour and Renown

Major study of the literary treatment of rumour and renown across the canon of authors from Homer to Alexander Pope, including readings in historiographical and dramatic texts, and authors such as Petrarch, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare and ...

Author: Philip Hardie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521620888

Category: History

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Major study of the literary treatment of rumour and renown across the canon of authors from Homer to Alexander Pope, including readings in historiographical and dramatic texts, and authors such as Petrarch, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton. Of interest to students of classical and comparative literature and of reception studies.
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The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley

This invaluable volume is complemented by a chronology, a guide to further reading and a select filmography.

Author: Esther Schor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521007704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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'The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley' helps readers to assess for themselves her remarkable body of work. In clear, accessible essays, a distinguished group of scholars place Shelley's works in several historical and aesthetic contexts.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus

Introducing the reader to many of the central issues of the Age of Augustus, the essays also break new ground and will stimulate further research and discussion.

Author: Karl Galinsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107494565

Category: History

Page: 444

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The age of Augustus, commonly dated to 30 BC – AD 14, was a pivotal period in world history. A time of tremendous change in Rome, Italy, and throughout the Mediterranean world, many developments were underway when Augustus took charge and a recurring theme is the role that he played in shaping their direction. The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Augustus captures the dynamics and richness of this era by examining important aspects of political and social history, religion, literature, and art and architecture. The sixteen essays, written by distinguished specialists from the United States and Europe, explore the multi-faceted character of the period and the interconnections between social, religious, political, literary, and artistic developments. Introducing the reader to many of the central issues of the Age of Augustus, the essays also break new ground and will stimulate further research and discussion.
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